By Randi Somers
Several well-known Homerites take the stage at Pier One Theatre this weekend to perform “The Odd Couple.” The 14-performance show runs July 4 through July 26.
Neurotic, neat-freak news writer Felix Ungar is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sports writer.
The Pier One cast includes Peter Norton as Oscar and Brian Duffy as Felix; Jim Hornaday is Speed, Peter Sheppard is Murray, Dick Sanders is Roy, and Ken Landfield is Vinnie. Marcia Lynn takes on the role of Gwendolyn Pigeon, and Brett Glidden plays Cecily Pigeon.
Despite Oscar’s problems — which include careless spending, excessive gambling and a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food — he seems to enjoy life.
Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people’s mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him.
While closest friend Oscar feels compelled to throw Felix out after only a brief time together, he quickly realizes that Unger has had a positive effect on him.
Pier One doors open at 7 p.m., and shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at a booth near the entrance, while advance tickets can be purchased at the Homer Bookstore.
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